Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Leopardstown 1st February 2020

The Stewards authorised the following substitutions of riders at this meeting:

P. Townend replaced D.E. Mullins on Aramon (GER), trained by W.P. Mullins (Race 5)(Stewards permission)

022B Ladbrokes Dublin S'chase

D.N. Russell, rider of Ordinary World trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount never travelled from early on and was pulled up.

022C ERSG Arkle Novice S'chase

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Bapaume (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Melon (GB), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

022D Matheson H'cap S'chase

J.W. Kennedy, rider of Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel.

M.P. Walsh, rider of Rock The World trained by Mrs John Harrington, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel.

Rachael Blackmore, rider of Niccolai trained by Henry de Bromhead, reported to the Clerk of Scales that her mount never travelled and was pulled up thereafter.

The Stewards enquired into possible interference in the closing stages involving Paloma Blue, ridden by D.N. Russell, placed second, Goulane Chosen, ridden by D.J. McInerney, placed fourth and Charlie Stout, ridden by C.P. McNamara, placed third, where it appeared interference may have occurred. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards made no alteration to the Judge's placings and took no further action.

The Stewards requested a report Henry de Bromhead, trainer of Paloma Blue, regarding the late arrival of the his charge into the parade ring. The trainer reported that he had several runners in this race and a member of staff had accidentally left off a cross noseband which he felt the animal needed in order to be competitive. He said that he fitted the noseband as quickly as possible and apologised for the slight delay this had caused. Having considered the report, the Stewards accepted the explanation offered.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) trained by Gordon Elliott was found to have blood at the nose following exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Snugsborough Hall trained by Liam P Cusack was found to have blood at the nose following exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer reported to the Stewards that Rock The World trained by Mrs John Harrington was found to have blood at the nose following exercise pulmonary haemorrhage.

D.F. O'Regan, rider of Snugsborough Hall trained by Liam P Cusack, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount burst a blood vessel.

022E PCI Irish Champion H'dle

The Stewards interviewed J.M. Moore, rider of Darver Star, concerning his use of the whip in the closing stages of this race. Evidence was heard from the rider concerned. Having viewed a recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that J,M. Moore was in breach of Regulation 10.3(g)(frequency) and having considered his record they suspended him for 6 racedays in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 10.6(a).

022F Ladbrokes H'dle

Owing to the trajectory of the Sun, the Stewards granted permission for the second last hurdle to be omitted from this race.

M.P. Walsh, rider of Unexcepted (FR) trained by W.P. Mullins, reported to the Clerk of Scales that his mount stopped quickly.

The Stewards enquired into an incident close to the line involving Eglantine Du Seuil (FR), ridden by M.P. Fogarty, placed fourth, Buildmeupbuttercup (GB), ridden by P. Townend, placed fifth, Thosedaysaregone, ridden by K.J. Brouder, placed first and You Raised Me Up ridden by L.P. Dempsey, placed third, where it appeared Buildmeupbuttercup ran short of room. Evidence was heard from the riders concerned. Having viewed the recording of the race and considered the evidence, the Stewards were unable to apportion blame to any interference caused and therefore took no further action.

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Veterinary Officer examined Unexcepted (FR), trained by W.P. Mullins, at the request of the Stewards and reported the animal to be post race normal.

022G Goffs Future Stars (C&G) INH Flat Race

Mr T. Hamilton, rider of Eric Bloodaxe, trained by Joseph Patrick O'Brien, reported to the Stewards' Secretaries that his mount felt lame on pulling up .

GENERAL INFORMATION

The following Raceday Stewards acted on behalf of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at this race meeting:
Mr. Justice Tony Hunt (Chairman),
Ms. Mary Cosgrave,
Mr. John Murphy,
Mr. Myles O'Malley,
Mr. P.D. Matthews.



Disclaimer: Please note this information is provisional and is subject to amendment until published in the Irish Racing Calendar.


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